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Production Editor

  • Date Posted
    • 5.27.22
  • Organization
    • EL Education
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • LOCATION - Remote




EL Education is a national nonprofit partnering with K-12 educators to transform public schools and districts into hubs of opportunity for all students to achieve excellent equitable outcomes. EL Education is guided by a vision of education equity and student potential, by a reimagined definition of student achievement, and offers research-proven resources and practices, including the acclaimed EL Education K-8 Language Arts curriculum, Core Practices, and aligned professional learning. EL Education was founded in 1991 and currently serves 440,000 students in diverse communities across the country. Learn more at ELEducation.org.


The Production Editor will be responsible for editorial and production tasks and will work closely with the the Associate Director of Production and Content Strategy, the Senior Production Editor, and external consultants to support the Product Team’s production of high-quality curriculum products. This is a remote position that requires the ability to work within east coast office hours.

Note: This position is grant-funded for 12–15 months, depending on the project assigned. Contract extension beyond that date is possible but not guaranteed.


Specific responsibilities include:

Preparing manuscript files for content management system (CMS) production, including styling content for digital and print outputs and editing metadata

Conducting product quality assurance reviews

Copyediting and proofreading curriculum materials

Assisting with the creation and testing of CMS prototypes

Supporting CMS training for EL Education staff and consultants

Assisting with other production work as needed


An ideal candidate will have the following demonstrated skills and competencies:

A minimum of 3 years of editorial and/or content production work experience

Excellent attention to detail

Exceptional proofreading and copyediting skills, including command of grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Experience using editorial style guides

Good communication, organization, problem-solving, and time management skills

Facility with technology, including Microsoft Word and Google Workspace, and an aptitude for learning new technological skills

Ability to maintain quality while working on multiple projects and meeting deadlines

Flexibility to respond to changing priorities

Ability to receive and deliver feedback in a constructive manner

A passion for EL Education’s mission

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment, absent an approved medical or religious accommodation.

Familiarity with the following technologies and programs is helpful, but not required:

Content management systems (RSuite a plus)



InDesign, Photoshop experience a plus


We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a wide variety of benefits, including paid-time-off, 403b match, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, medical/dental/vision insurance, and more.


The anticipated start date for this position is July 11, 2022. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Please submit your resume and one page cover letter online (link to EL’s Career Page) in MS Word or PDF format. In your cover letter, identify the position you are applying for and how you heard of the job opening and EL Education.


EL Education seeks individuals of all diverse backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. EL Education provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and prohibits discrimination with respect to the hiring or promotion of individuals, conditions of employment, disciplinary and discharge practices, or any other aspect of employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin or citizenship status, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy and parental status, HIV status, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, status as a veteran, or physical or mental disability or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. EOE

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